No 7 Tom Haslam heading in the winner against Hunston
Lavant 2 Hunston 1
After a 2 month winter break football finally returned
for Lavant who entertained local rivals Hunston at Raughmere Park.
It was a nervous and rusty start for both sides but yet
again Lavant conceded another early goal from Hunston’s first meaningful attack of the match. A well delivered free kick from the right hand side saw Hunston skipper Martin Lomas steal in at the back post and finish with venom.
Lavant grew into the match with good possession football
but good chances were few and far between. With the home team clearly in the ascendancy they finally levelled the match 10 minutes before the break with debutant Jason Houghton heading home a Neville corner.
The second half commenced as the firstconcluded with the home side very much on top. The pressure soon told with another headed goal, this time coming from the impressive Tom Haslam scoring his first goal for the club.
All credit to Hunston who showed a great battling attitude, causing the Lavant defence some very nervous moments towards the end of the ninety. They however held firm and could have extended their lead after Jon Wright burst away with the ball following a Hunston corner who was body checked by the opposing keeper only for the referee to call the foul the away teams way.
Team: Neil Sanson, Craig Spann, Matt Lyttle, Jon Wright, Jordon Lillywhite, Jason Houghton, James Brooks, Alex Holmes, Mike Neville, Tom Haslam, James Sandford. Subs: Chris Richards, Greg Ayling, Dan Mortimer.
22nd February Saturday’s Results
Lavant 2 Hunston CC 1
Bosham 1 West Chiltington 1
Faygate 0 Newtown Villa 2
Sussex Intermediate Cup
Cowfold 4 Hollington 2
Holbrook 4 littlehampton Town Reserves 0
Division IV South
Milland 4 Harting Reserves 0
The Crown 2 Whyke Reserves 1